FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 | 26 SHEVAT



Don’t miss a night for our community and a night for Israel – The Main Event, Wednesday, February 17 at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Federation will present our 2016 Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award to long-time community leader George Feldenkreis, and the event will feature a keynote address by Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 to 2015. You’ll also want to see a special performance by a capella sensation The Maccabeats! Diane and Alan Lieberman chair this year’s Main Event. For information and to RSVP, click here.

The Israeli Cabinet has approved a historic plan to create a permanent space for egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem. The decision comes after decades of work by The Jewish Federations of North America; the Conservative and Reform movements; Women of the Wall; Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, Federation’s long-time overseas partner; and Israeli Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit, among others. Click here to read more and here to watch a video about this unprecedented achievement.

Miami residents, ages 22-26: Apply today for a free Birthright Israel trip! Join your peers this June for a life-changing adventure in our spiritual homeland, presented by Israel Outdoors and Taglit-Birthright Israel. Since the program began, more than 500,000 Jewish adults worldwide, ages 18-26, have shared in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Funded annually by Federation, Birthright brings young Jews closer to their history, identity and Israel. Register now.

Holocaust Education Week, February 22-26, is a free, community-wide program organized by the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Through enlightening film presentations, lectures and discussions across Miami-Dade County — including a special exhibition developed by Yad Vashem — the legacy of the Holocaust will be considered from cultural, academic and personal perspectives. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are encouraged. For the full schedule, click here.

Join Federation’s Attorneys’ Division in paying tribute to three exceptional legal professionals at the 32nd Annual Judicial Reception, Wednesday, March 9 at Jungle Island. The popular networking event for attorneys and judges will recognize the Honorable Laurel M. Isicoff with the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Honorable Michael A. Hanzman with the Community Service Award, and the Honorable Bertila A. Soto with the Honorable Theodore “Ted” Klein Award. Hilarie Bass, Esq. and Harley Tropin, Esq. are co-chairing the event. For information, contact Emily R. Stone, Esq. at estone@gmjf.org or 786.866.8414.